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How do you say "feed on (something)" in Latin

Not the most experienced in Latin, so this may seem redundant to most, but I'm trying to figure out how to say "to feed on (something)". I'm assuming I just change the case of the object ...

grammar-choice syntax  
asked by sancvisacni 7 votes
answered by d_e 5 votes

Vulgate Latin: usque ad pecus

St Jerome has in Gen 7:23, “ab homine usque ad pecus” but pecus is nominative (or perhaps genitive if the word is pecu) and not accusative. Am I misunderstanding something here?

vulgata  
asked by D. A. Hosek 6 votes
answered by egreg 6 votes

What does "fíat iústitia et pereat mundus" mean?

I just happened to see it somewhere & was curious what it means. Google translate says "let Justice be done, though the world perish" or "Let justice and the world perish.". I ...

latin-to-english-translation  
asked by jastako 5 votes
answered by Draconis 4 votes

When did "si" become the standard word for "yes" in the Italian peninsula?

I am aware that classical Latin did not have words for "yes" and "no" in the same sense that English does. I know that they could express the idea of "yes" by either ...

classical-latin etymologia language-evolution history italian  
asked by David 5 votes

How should the phrase "in question" be translated into Latin?

I want to translate the phrase "in question" into Latin, as in: Please deposit the car keys next to the car in question, and then leave by the main door. How would I express this?

english-to-latin-translation idiom  
asked by chancellorofpaphos 4 votes
answered by Joonas Ilmavirta 5 votes

Does adjunctum mean an essential feature or attribute?

According to William Whitaker's Words it does: adjunctum, adjuncti N N [XXXCO] quality, characteristic, essential feature/attribute; collateral circumstance; However, I'm wondering if it might ...

meaning  
asked by Expedito Bipes 2 votes
answered by Mitomino 1 vote

What would the perfect stem of 'apparere' be?

Lewis and Short only give present stem forms of the verb appărĕre, appărio. They say, quite rightly so, that it comes from ad+părĕre, and one would therefore expect the conjugation to be as that ...

verbs morphologia prefix perfect-tense reduplicatio  
asked by Joonas Ilmavirta 2 votes

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Are there native tongue-twisters in Latin?

Many languages have well established "tongue-twisters" (phrases difficult to articulate). In my native Spanish, "classic" examples are Pedro Pablo Pinto Pérez Pereira, pobre ...

idiom  
asked by luchonacho 18 votes
answered by Sebastian Koppehel 27 votes

Meaning of “supra se servitium”

Background In the TV series Fallet, some of the upper class of the fictional town of Norbacka use the phrase supra se servitium as a sort of salutation. Its meaning is never elaborated upon. My ...

idiom latin-to-english-translation swedish  
asked by Wrzlprmft 9 votes
answered by Colin Fine 6 votes

Why is the language of ancient Rome called "Latin" instead of "Roman"?

Nearly every human language is named after the people who spoke it, from ancient Egyptian, Hebrew and Greek, to modern tongues such as English, German and Chinese. And then we have the language of the ...

vocabulary history place-names  
asked by Mason Wheeler 48 votes
answered by Joonas Ilmavirta 49 votes

Is Duolingo good for Latin?

On August 28*, 2019 Duolingo announced its Latin course for English speakers. Out of curiosity, I subscribed, but I'm just starting to peek into it. My question is (if anyone has tried it in depth ...

vocabulary resource-request word-order duolingo  
asked by Rafael 11 votes

Why speak in Latin in 2020?

I'm a Stack-Overflow user, and usually, there is a sidebar where 'Hot' content from communities is shown. Today, one of those questions was this: What should the corona virus be called in Latin? Which ...

contemporary-latin  
asked by Nick LeBlanc 28 votes
answered by Joonas Ilmavirta 43 votes

How to pronounce “mihi” in a Magnificat?

This question came up recently in my choir: how should we pronounce “mihi”? The sentence is from a psalm: Quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est. We’ve encountered it in two Magnificats, the first ...

pronunciation ecclesiastical-latin  
asked by Édouard 10 votes
answered by Draconis 9 votes

How do you say "please" in Classical Latin?

I'm wondering how to say "please" in Classical Latin like "please" as in "can I PLEASE have that?" or "PLEASE go away" or something like that.

classical-latin vocabulary idiom politeness  
asked by Landon 29 votes
answered by Joonas Ilmavirta 20 votes
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